To satisfy higher demand on its flights during the lead-up to the commencement of the Olympic Games, Singapore Airlines will fly the Airbus
A380 super-jumbo on one of its three daily flights between Singapore and Beijing for one week in early August.
The first A380 flight to China – SQ802 – will depart Singapore at 0830 on Saturday 2 August 2008, arriving in Beijing at 1440. On the return
journey, SQ805 will depart Beijing at 1705 and touch down in Singapore at 2320 (all times local).
Thereafter, it will operate daily till Friday 8 August 2008, after which service will revert to the normal scheduled Boeing 777 aircraft.
All timings are subject to regulatory approval and slot allocations.
Singapore Airlines is the first airline in the world to receive and operate the A380. Currently the only Airline flying the A380, Singapore
Airlines commenced the Singapore-Sydney service on 25 October 2007 and the Singapore-London service on 18 March 2008. The
Singapore-Tokyo service will commence on 20 May 2008.
Those who wish to be part of the A380 experience may purchase tickets via the Singapore Airlines
website or through
their travel agents.
Customers who hold ticketed bookings on flights to be operated by the A380 will be automatically accommodated on the new aircraft.
The Singapore Airlines A380 seats 471 passengers in three classes - 12 in the ultra-luxurious
Suites, 60 in the
award-winning Business Class, configured in a spacious 1-2-1 layout on the upper deck, and 399 in Economy Class.
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